So, I've been having problems with olive oil for a while. At first I thought it was a matter of adulterated oil, but now I'm starting to think that maybe it's a matter of sensitivity to something in the oil. When I put some of it in my mouth... (more)
Been craving OO like crazy, but I've avoided EVOO lately due to so many adulterated products on the market. I would go and buy one of the really nice ones but the budget isn't really there at the moment, and I can't find anything at a reasonable... (more)
Some people say to never heat EVOO because... it'll break down and do bad things to you (or something). I haven't really seen any science on this, so I'm wondering what the deal really is. Tonight I roasted some vegetables drizzled with EVOO and... (more)
I do not live in the U.S. and cannot get EVOO from there. However, I can get any European brand. Please list your favorite ones. I was about to purchase a nice-looking bottle of EVOO from France, when I have noticed a disclaimer in teeny-tiny... (more)
NPR reported a while ago that many EVOO producers are cheating by mixing in other oils to reduce the price. How do you tell if you have a high quality product? Previously, I was using the supermarket brand organic EVOO, almost certainly to be low... (more)
You alway find out something new when you do actual research. I always thought bacon grease, butter, and coconut oil were ideal for frying. The reason? Well, don't they all have rather high smoke points? And isn't that because they are... (more)
Haven't you essentially answered your own question by saying that coconut oil is lowest in MUFA and PUFA? Of course probably not flash frying too much is part of the solution!
I am considering joining the axis of EVOO by removing the 2 tbsp butter from my breakfast and changing it out with EVOO (Taken raw). This goes with 4 poached eggs on most days. Any thoughts? I can't take coconut oil as I have issues with it... (more)
Do you use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) regularly? Which "paleo" fats do you think are overused in our community, and why? Travis Culp has shown his hand already: butter/cream. I have my suspicions about regular bacon fat use (gasp!). Some... (more)
I use EVOO for salad dressing. How much salad I eat varies a lot. My main cooking fats are beef fat and coconut oil, and I also eat a ton of butter and cream.
This Mercola interview with Dr. Rudi Moerck is quite interesting. These points stood out for me: 1) EVOO goes rancid faster than minimally processed olive oil due to it's high chlorophyll content. 2) Dr. Moerck recommends adding a drop of the... (more)
Is there any reason not to eat canned sardines or mackerel? And do you by them in olive oil? Or 'au naturel'? (sorry, don't know the correct English term) Is the olive oil EVOO, or is it highly processed and thus of low quality? Thank you, Pieter (more)